News from the sporting shooters

Dennis Christy shooting the 75metre Rabbit shoot in February this year.
Dennis Christy shooting the 75metre Rabbit shoot in February this year.

Results of the Forbes S.S.A.A. sporting shooters .22 calibre rimfire rifle shoot on Wednesday, October 3. The weather was warm with a gusting north easterly breeze from 6 to 12kph. This shoot was run in reverse order with the 75metre Feral Cat target shoot with a maximum score of 120 points shot first, then the 50metre Fox target shoot with a maximum score of 250 points, followed by the 25metres Fox target shoot with a maximum score of 280 points,shoot. 

The range officers were; Bruce Runchel and John Dean. The scorers were; John Dean and Ken Morley. 

Results of the 75metre Feral Cat target shoot were; Paul Baker, 105/120; Ken Morley, 104/120; Bruce Runchel, 102/120; Ian Keene, 102/120; John Dean, 100/120; Anthony Bratton, 94/120; Greame Freney, 94/120; Brian Shea, 90/120; Dennis Finn, 59/120; and Wayne Burton, 30/120.  

Results of the 50metre Fox target shoot were; Ian Keene, 249/250; Paul Baker, 248/250; John Dean, 248/250; Bruce Runchel, 248/250; Ken Morley, 248/250; Brian Shea, 242/250; Greame Freney, 236/250; Anthony Bratton, 232/250 and Wayne Burton, 225/250.

Results of the 25metre Fox target shoot were; Paul Baker, 280/280; John Dean, 280/280; Ken Morley, 280/280; Ian Keene, 279/280; Bruce Runchel, 277/280; Greame Freney, 273/280; Anthony Bratton, 252/280; Wayne Burton, 244/280 and Brian Shea, 242/280.  

Results of the .22 calibre rimfire rifle shoot on Sunday, October 7. The weather was warm with a light breeze from the west at 5kph. This shoot was a .22 target shoot held over 25 metres with a maximum score of 250 points, using a .22 calibre rimfire rifle fitted with a scope, a 50 metre Crow target shoot with a maximum score of 250 points, and the 75 metre Rabbit target shoot with a maximum score of 120 points.    

The range officers were; Brian Neilsen and Phil Picker. The scorer was; Brian Neilsen. 

The results of the 25metre .22 target shoot were; David Sanderson, 245/250; Dennis Christy, 244/250; Pam Parsons, 244/250; Brian Neilsen, 242/250; Bruce Sayers, 241/250; Dennis Finn, 240/250 and Phil Picker, 237/250. The results of the 50metre Crow target shoot were;  Dennis Christy, 242/250; Dennis Finn, 231/250 David Sanderson, 230/250; Brian Neilsen, 225/250; Pam Parsons, 216/250; Bruce Sayers, 213/250; and Phil Picker, 158/250. 

The results of the 75metre Rabbit target shoot were; Dennis Finn, 107/120; Dennis Christy, 95/120; Bruce Sayers, 94/120; Brian Neilsen, 91/120; Pam Parsons, 81/120; David Sanderson, 71/120 and Phil Picker, 66/120.

The next .22 calibre and other rimfire rifle (.22 magnum or .17HMR) shoot will be on Wednesday, October 17 at 3pm.

The next Sunday shoot will be on October 20 at 10am. The next Wednesday shoot will be on November 7 at 3pm.

All target shooters are welcome to attend. Anyone wishing to try rifle or shotgun shooting can take part after filling out a P650 form. Junior shooters must be 12 years or over.  

For all information on .22 calibre rimfire shooting contact: Wayne Facey on 0414524059, Norm Brook on 0458664541 or Ben Smith on 0427524151.

The next shoot for the sporting clays will be the monthly shoot this Sunday, October 14. This will be a 75 target non graded handicap five stand shoot (due to low numbers) at 1pm. 

For information on clay target shooting contact Norm Brook, Tony Bratton on 68523349, Ben Smith or Doug Davis on 68523249.

Anyone wishing to obtain a long arm firearm licence can contact Wayne Facey, Norm Brook or Tony Bratton to do a firearm safe shooting assessment course.

Members are reminded that local range rules apply.